To begin, gather the required materials:
- Screw-top container with plastic lid
- Exacto knife or other sharp object for boring a hole in the container lid
- 2 cheap pencil sharpeners (or 1 with 2 blades)
- Screwdriver for taking the blades off the sharpeners
- Glue gun & glue
- Clothes pin
Step 1: Preparing the Lid
Once the knife has poked through to the other side (picture 1), force the screwdriver through the hole while twisting to widen it (picture 2).
Step 2: Making the Fuse Cutter
Now, place a dab of hot glue on the flat side of one blade and press the other blade's flat side onto it to create a 'V' shape with the sharp edges in the middle of the V. It's important that the blades are touching where they cross, or else the cutter won't work very well.
Step 3: Final Steps
Then, glue one of the pencil sharpeners on the same side of the clothes pin as the cutter, but make it protrude the opposite way (the cutter will stick up, and the sharpener will stick down).
Finally, glue the bottom of the sharpener casing to the plastic lid so that the part where the clothes pin pinches is directly above the hole in the lid.
Step 4: Using Your Dispenser
To use the dispenser, grab the fuse above the pin, open the pin, and pull out however much fuse you want. Let the pin close, then slide the fuse firmly into the V of the cutter. The blades should slice the fuse easily and cleanly.
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